Finding your authentic voice as an artist is a tall challenge. You have to wrestle with expectations and convention, find what makes you unique, and then make no apologies. It requires an intrepid spirit to step away from the herd and create art that tells your story. In a world that seems to trend toward conformity, those brave personalities are few and far between.
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A new Uproxx series, For The Restless brought to you by The Sexton Single Malt Whiskey, will highlight Buckles, Petit-Frère, Peter Don, and Megan McIsaac — indie filmmakers, photographers, and designers who are also forward-thinking visionaries who maintain the drive to forgo the ordinary and create the unexpected. These young, vibrant creators are busy making art that’s intent on shattering the status quo.